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FOX
Feb 18, 2014 5:00pm PST
there continues to rise at this hour and julie haener is following the situation now from our newsroom. >> frank, at least 18 people were killed including police officers during clashes between protesters and police in ukraine's capital. now here's a live look at the protest site at the independent square where protesters are camped out until their demands are met. the time right now is just after 3:00 a.m. they tried to bring order back at the capital. this is video from just a few hours ago. police stormed the area and have been burning down barricades and tents. earlier thousands of police battled against an estimated 40,000 protesters. police were armed with water cannons and batons as protesters fought back with rocks, bats and fire bombs. the government rejected a treaty with a european union and strengthened ties with russia. protesters say ukraine's president is the only one who can end the violence. >> he has to call for early parliamentary and elections. this will take the temperature down in society. >> reporter: today's violence is the most violent in weeks. there had been
FOX
Feb 19, 2014 5:00pm PST
julie haener is in the news room with more. >> reporter: governor jerry brown and democrats offered a plan that will not raise taxes or fees but will often immediate relief. >> providing money for drinking water, for housing, for food and water conserving technologies. >> reporter: in all the governor prosed spending $687 million on projects to hit hard hit communities, which could run out of drinking water in 100 days. >> we worked through a grant to put a pipeline in place to deliver water from where it was located to where it was needed and we will do that throughout the state as the community comes up. >> reporter: $549 million will come from bonds. 25million from the general fund for food aid to struggling communities. other examples the money could be used for, recycled water and storm water capture projects. more technologicals for water agencies, funding -- technologies for wateragies and funding for clearing of brush -- water strategies and funding for clearing of brush. reporting live, julie haener, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> as of now one most of the water districts only have
FOX
Feb 10, 2014 5:00pm PST
out who is behind a strange spoof on starbucks. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank >> julie -- >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> the message police delivered to combat break ins and how their efforts are paying off. plus -- >> eastern span of the bay bridge sprung a few leaks. go with us down deep inside. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. >>> commercial planes made dozens of landings and approaches that wrong airports and one of the most common places is san jose. that is according to the associationed press. it look -- associated press. it looked at records and found six reports. the faa says it is rare considering there are 29,000 flights a day and 36 reported landings at the wrong location over the past 20 years. >>> a man stuck in a home is now behind bars. mark daniel cuellar was arrested at a home about 5:30 a.m. this morning after police received a tip last night at 6:30 a.m. officers found him stuck in the home's crawl space. he was arrested. >>> the mystery is unraveling tonight. we are finding out that a
FOX
Feb 13, 2014 5:00pm PST
year to everyone. why oakland is a perfect spot for a celebration. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> experienced officers leaving one for another. the offer they just couldn't pass up. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. and a story only on 2, the way the drought is causing homeowners headaches. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ finally, i have a manly chocolatey snack ♪ ♪ and fiber so my wife won't give me any more flack ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ hey! welcome home! woah, this kitchen looks beautiful.fohey mom! the right snack ♪ it's bigger! it's great, right? give him the tour. let me show you! quartz countertop, soft-close drawers, farm sink, under cabinet lighting, look at this spice rack. where's my room? right there where it
FOX
Feb 28, 2014 12:00pm PST
, we'll be sharing sawyers of children and schools doing just that. today, julie haener takes us to an elementary school on the peninsula. >> i don't think we've talked about how free the children started. >> reporter: at this elementary school in palo alto, the principal is inspiring young minds by encouraging students to get involved in the international charity known as free the children. >> we've been doing a lot of sales like every time we have a playdate, we work on like -- we bake things. >> reporter: students such as sophia and sienna are among those taking action by choosing one local or global initiative to work on. and they are earning a ticket to the event at oracle arena. the movement is growing as more and more students look for ways to help those in need in the community and around the world. >> i did a lemonade stand and i raised $24. >> i decided i could make 400 bags to raise $8,000 to build the school. >> reporter: many parents say as they watch their children get involved, it's motivating parents to get involved. >> we've done canned food drives, getting school supp
FOX
Feb 18, 2014 6:00pm PST
reverend punched her son and she has the pictures to prove it. good 'king i'm julie haener -- good evening i'm julie haener. >> tonight 2 investigates claudine wong joins us live with the allegations and what the schools reverend has to say about them. claudine. >> these aren't the first allegations to be made against the school or its leaders but one mother now says a reverend there punched her 10-year-old son and she wants police to step in. it happened after school last wednesday at st. andrews. a k-12 school in west oakland. 10-year-old cory says after a scuffle the reverend stepped in. things escalated when lacy tried to take him home in the school's van. >> i got out the back door for a split second. he put me in the van, slammed me to the van door then put me back in the van. >> reporter: take a close look at cory's left eye because he says that's a result of what happened next. >> he socked me one time. >> reporter: st. andrews is no stranger to controversy. two investigates found a history of problems that range from allegations of abuse to misuse of public funds. in 2012
FOX
Feb 27, 2014 6:00pm PST
evening commute. julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> the chp -- >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. officers were looking for bullet casing. ktvu's christien kafton is live with what we know so far. you talked to the driver of the car that was shot out. >> reporter: i had a chance to speak with the driver. let's show you the development. you can see traffic moving now on 580. a major change from 15 minutes ago where as you said traffic has been shut down for an hour. up from chopper 2 you can see the traffic is now moving through the area. right past the 164 avenue exit. got a chance to see the bullet holes. there was a woman and 2 children were caravaning. at this time everyone is okay. just shaken up. the driver says the suspects were driving erratically weaving in and out of traffic, speeding up and slow ising down. he passed -- slowing down. he passed them and they pulled up on the side and that seemed suspicious. an interview here on ktvu channel 2 news, he says he passed the suspect vehicle and that is when they started s
FOX
Feb 26, 2014 5:00pm PST
following the law. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> a very different drought perspective. the story behind the striking before and after images from nasa. >> the great america station could be no more, why the 49ers are looking to put their stamp on it. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ finally, i have a manly chocolatey snack ♪ ♪ and fiber so my wife won't give me any more flack ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ ♪ i finally found [man] no one told her,right? [son]hi! [mom screams] >> breaking news from the south bay. this is a picture from the police department where as you can see here a car slammed right into a home. police say what is interesting, this appears to be an intentional act. they have taken the driver into custody. we are working working to
FOX
Feb 20, 2014 5:00pm PST
. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> the drought is changing bay area back yards. >> save water. i mean. possibly set an example. >> the sacrifice some are making in the name of conservation. also -- >> i will never get back my friend. >> how the senting of the men who beat san francisco giants fan bryan stow is opening old wounds for his friends and co- workers. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. good is in every blue diamond a good that comes in 25 flavors. from whole natural to wasabi and soy sauce. and once good gets going, there's no stopping it. get your good going. blue diamond. snack nut of the u.s. ski team. >>> stretch of road in san francisco is back in the spotlight. now two pedestrians have been hit in almost the same area. the most recent accident along sunset boulevard was last night and involved a 15-year-old boy. ktvu's tara moriarty about the way neighbors want to see the intersection changed. >> reporter: this is a cell phone picture of the incident last night. >> this is the second time in a month. it is s
FOX
Feb 17, 2014 5:00pm PST
homes -- damaged homes, the action they are taking. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> they banked water in case of a drought. now they are facing an obstacle, the reason they can't retrieve the water they saved. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. good is in every blue diamond a good that comes in 25 flavors. from whole natural to wasabi and soy sauce. and once good gets going, there's no stopping it. get your good going. blue diamond. snack nut of u.s. snowboarding. ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ finally, i have a manly chocolatey snack ♪ ♪ and fiber so my wife won't give me any more flack ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ [ man ] it's big. quickly reconnects families. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger be
FOX
Feb 24, 2014 5:00pm PST
some parts smaller than before world war ii. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> a look inside the fence at a bay area school, a dangerous situation. >> nothing is ever done. just ongoing violence. >> when your child's recess looks like this, 2 investigates who is watching the children. revamping a slaughterhouse, how the new owner plans to revolutionize production. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. you used to sleep like a champ. then boom, what happened? stress, fun, bad habits, kids, now what? let's build you a better bed that senses your movement, heartbeat, breathing. sensors working directly with the air chambers. it's the all-new sleep number x12 bed. it tracks your sleep and tells you here's a good, better and an awesome night. the difference? try adjusting up or down. you'll know cuz sleep iq™ tells you and all you have to do is sleep. only at a sleep number store, try the unprecedented sleep number x12 bed. know better sleep with sleep number. >>> today the pentagon announced plans to down size the u.s. military bu
FOX
Feb 25, 2014 5:00pm PST
. >>> now to our julie haener in the news room with what we're work on for 6:00. >>> a young woman was sitting at home whaen stray bullet left her paralyzed. >> then it went in, like, maybe around this area. >> her road to recovery and why she says she actually feels lucky, plus bold burglars breaking into people's homes while they're still there. a victim sounds the alarm about the convincing scheme she fell for. these storys and more coming up new at 6:00. >>> uc san francisco today opened a new style of pharmacy they hope will give patients more control over their medications. at this walgreens at ucsf, the goal is to help patients understand what drugs they're taking and why. ucsf says medication errors are one of the leading causes of harm for patients. the more open design is aimed at improving communication and understanding at a time when an estimated one-third of americans is juggling five or more prescriptions. >> the pharmacist is not behind the typical counter with the medications, but out in front consulting patients. >> this comes as pharmacists are taking on a new role i
FOX
Feb 27, 2014 5:00pm PST
was shut down for an hour creating a massive traffic back up during the evening commute. julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> the chp -- >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. officers were looking for bullet casing. ktvu's christien kafton is live with what we know so far. you talked to the driver of the car that was shot out. >> reporter: i had a chance to speak with the driver. let's show you the development. you can see traffic moving now on 580. a major change from 15 minutes ago where as you said traffic has been shut down for an hour. up from chopper 2 you can see the traffic is now moving through the area. right past the 164 avenue exit. got a chance to see the bullet holes. there was a woman and 2 children were caravaning. at this time everyone is okay. just shaken up. the
KICU
Feb 14, 2014 11:00pm PST
not being promptly paid on payday. i'm gasia mikaelian. in for julie haener. >> and tonight, it's the focus of an investigation after consumer complaints. earlier today, its workers waited for hours outside locked doors hoping to get paid and we were there as they clashed with company officials. new at 10:00, jana kastsayama, that business was raided by state and county investigators. jana. >> frank, by the time we got out to the offices, people were already angry and many said they had to wait five hours to find out whether they'd be paid today. on this valentine's day, people had no love for their company. a payday that nearly turned into a melee when a manager told workers the company's account had been frozen. >> i feel used, betrayed. >> dozens waited in the cold after waiting until 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. many were laid off after the company ran into trouble. >> we can't get unemployment. >> on february 26th, the riverside district attorney's office seized financial records. complaints about green works u.s. include failure to secure permits, false advertising, and over charging. the
FOX
Feb 14, 2014 10:00pm PST
not being promptly paid on payday. i'm gasia mikaelian. in for julie haener. >> and tonight, it's the focus of an investigation after consumer complaints. earlier today, its workers waited for hours outside locked doors hoping to get paid and we were there as they clashed with company officials. new at 10:00, jana kastsayama, that business was raided by state and county investigators. jana. >> frank, by the time we got out to the offices, people were already angry and many said they had to wait five hours to find out whether they'd be paid today. on this valentine's day, people had no love for their company. a payday that nearly turned into a melee when a manager told workers the company's account had been frozen. >> i feel used, betrayed. >> dozens waited in the cold after waiting until 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. many were laid off after the company ran into trouble. >> we can't get unemployment. >> on february 26th, the riverside district attorney's office seized financial records. complaints about green works u.s. include failure to secure permits, false advertising, and over charging. the
FOX
Feb 6, 2014 5:00pm PST
to do business. the reason bit coin popularity is booming. >>> and now to julie haener with what's coming up at 6:00. >> a new way to pay for parking. the worries over what goes on in this lot after dark. >>> then a gun in a restaurant. why trying to impress a waitress has a bay area police officer in big trouble. those stories and more coming up at 6:00. >> for the first time the american heart association and the american stroke association have issued new guidelines for preventing strokes in women. some are the same as for men like controlling weight and diabetes. but some include having your blood pressure checked before taking birth control disease. stroke is the third leading cause of death among women. >>> well others have tried and failed. now a new football league was launched again. they're trying it again. the new launch of the a11 football league was announced today in san francisco. the league will play games in the spring so it won't go head to head with the nfl. it will also have different rules from the nfl which organizers say should make their football more exciti
FOX
Feb 12, 2014 5:00pm PST
a special opportunity to greet him. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> move to action by the killing of a little girl in napa. >> i just needed to take a stand. >> the three strike rule she is pushing to protect children and how her idea has gone viral. plus. >> three pedestrians killed, why are improvements still years ago. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. >>> sphraen offered -- san francisco offered a warm welcome to franch president. mayor ed lee was joined by gavin newm in the -- newsom. >>> two of the students had the honor of delivering the official welcome. one was in french and the other in english translation. [ speaking foreign language ] >> we are excited with other students in welcoming you. >> after the hello the president turned his attention to a meeting with executives from google, facebook and twitter. and members of his gabinate. those two -- cabinet. mayor ed lee told the president he came to the right place. >> i think your stay in our city will make it clear that while washington, d.c. is the united s
KICU
Feb 14, 2014 7:00pm PST
on ktvu channel 2. our joan julie haener hosts our coverage beginning at 6:00 tomorrow night. also follow it on twitter. we'll be using the hashtag cnyparade. >>> and in weather, the parade will be happening 24 hours from now and 24 hours from now we could be tracking some rain showers at the same time. right now, though, we have lots of clouds out there. the fog, also. right now the main rain ban is still to our north. that will be drifting to the south as we head into saturday afternoon and into saturday night, but there's significant rain fall over the past few day, outs tots north right around cape mendocino. fog, though, has been a big factor and right around the bay, even inland valleys. this was a scene looking out toward the golden gate bridge this afternoon at 3:30. watch out once again, low visibilities down to below a half mile possibly the overnight hours and drizzle as well. that will be at least concern, at least early tomorrow morning for your saturday. overnight lows first thing under mostly cloudy skies will be in the low to mid 50s out there for santa rosa and san
FOX
Feb 21, 2014 6:00pm PST
going to be very productive as we head towards the middle and end of next week. in the meantime, julie haener, enjoy this bay area weekend, because it's stunning for february! >> oh, it felt so nice outside today. we need the rain, but it was just beautiful. >> enjoy it while you got it. >> thank you, bill. >>> the dalai lama is in the bay area this weekend and he's booked for three speaking engagements. >> the crowd was on hand to welcome the exiled tibetan spiritual leader as he arrived at the ritz carlton hotel in san francisco. earlier today he met with president obama at the white house, a meeting that the government of china demanded be canceled. china considers the dalai lama to be sub versive. the dalai lama has talks scheduled tomorrow in san francisco, sunday in berkeley, and monday in santa clara. >>> well, is 49ers head coach jim harbaugh on the trading block? >> also ahead in sports, the secret strategy that tim lincecum used to get ready for spring training with the giants. . >>> mark's here now. lot of people talking about jim harbaugh. any truth to the chance he could l
FOX
Feb 12, 2014 6:00pm PST
allegations. i am. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> ktvu's allie rasmus spoke to a woman who is taking action by trying to change california law. >> reporter: there is a petition through www.change.org to create caylees law. they have 2400 signatures but they are hoping for more. >> reporter: just thinking about her and how her short life ended brings her to tears. >> my heart bleeds for this little girl and i don't want this to happen anymore. >> reporter: her body was found in february 1 in the apartment she shared with her mother and mother's boyfriend. they were charged with the child's murder. authorities say the body showed evidence of physical and possibly sexual abuse. we know police cape to the apartment at least 9 times since may for welfare checks. >> that is too many calls. we feel there needs to be a law in place. >> the petition calls for a 3 strikes you are out law that requires authorities to intervene if police are called more than three times. >> to have this kind of solution is not the way to go. >> reporter: he says anyone can call police to
KICU
Feb 1, 2014 11:30pm PST
parade is february and our own julie haener is co- hosting the . good evening everyone and welcome back to this saturday night edition of sportswrap of the cal bears have been trying all season to establish themselves as one of the upper end programs in college basketball. they made a big step in that direction tonight. beas taking on undefeated and top-ranked arizona, which had to play much of the game without ashley, who injured his foot. solomon with 2 of his 12 pines. later in the second the bears by 2, maybe it 4 which cobbs floats in. cobbs had 19, but his biggest shot was still to come. the wildcats had a 2-point lead and back and forth they went. 58-all. bears have a chance to win it or force overtime. cobb with a tough shot that goes down with .9 of a second to play. they improved to 6. >> reporter: 3 in the conference and 15-7 overall and make a nice statement about their team. >> controlling off losing three straight, we needed to play well at home. i'm just happy we got this one. i'm proud -- like i said, it's only one win, but we're going to enjoy it and gets ready for
FOX
Feb 23, 2014 11:00pm PST
julie haener. the most famous child actor in american history died this month. shirley temple black passed away in her home in wood side from natural causes. she was 85 year old. but she was more than just that cute little girl in the films from the 1930s. she was a diplomat, a mother, grandmother and great grandmother also a devoted wife. ktvu's tara moriarty has this look back at shirley temple black and her career and life. >> reporter: she was america's sweetheart. shirley temple would dance as robinson. she was only 3 years old when she began gracing the world with her dancing and singing. >> my cat does a wonderful trick. it can lay an egg. >> just what is so wonderful about that? >> can you lay an egg? >> temple black died at her home in wood side last night of natural causes. at the town bakery where her son bought her birthday cake every year. joan says she was very sad to hear of her death. >> she was very nice but she loved her privacy. >> reporter: temple starred in 42 featured films. she brought joy to an america slowly coming out of the depression. temple is often cred
FOX
Feb 19, 2014 6:00pm PST
>> and i am julie haener. >> at san francisco general hospital. ktvu's david stevenson is there and says even the nurses are worried. david? >> reporter: the attack is prompting nurses to speak out about work conditions as they enter contract talks with the city. >> the family of mary perez says she is recovering after being assaulted friday night at san francisco general hospital. >> doing well. getting better. you know, she is having trouble swallow because -- swallowing because of injuries. >> reporter: orin zebest was being transferred to a psychiatric unit. orin zebest ran away after restraints were removed and attacked mary perez in a room. >> closed the curtains. and he starting doing what he did. >> reporter: the hospital appalls id and said -- apologized and said he was quickly restrained by deputies. >> we are devastated about what happened. i never heard of this happening before. >> reporter: emergency room rn had his nose broken by a patient last year. >> this is zone one. like the most critical patients. we are supposed to have 8 nurses, we usually have 5. >> reporter:
FOX
Feb 6, 2014 6:00pm PST
headed our way. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. we have live team coverage tonight. crews have been tracking the impact of the weather and the water levels that are very low all over the bay area because of the drought. but we start with our chief meteorologist bill martin who's tracking the storms, bill. >> reporter: a lot of rain as julie mentioned and the forecast, why is it a lot of rain. take a look at where the moisture is coming from. emanating from out past the line over the hawaii islands and making the loop. we're setting up for very, very wet bay area weekend. the wettest storms we've seen this year so far. let's take a look at the radar. they're turning now not showing much but tomorrow at this time, this system starts to move in it's going to be a lot of green and it's going to last through sunday night. when i come back. we'll have a time line for what you can expect for friday and the bay area weekend. that's going to be the wettest time in the mountains we'll see you back here. >> thank you, bill. >>> it rained enough this morning to cause cr
FOX
Feb 21, 2014 5:00pm PST
. >>> now to our julie haener in the newsroom with what we're working on for 6:00. >> reporter: a car accident with life-changing consequences. the choice police say a mother made that killed her boyfriend and seriously injured her daughter and niece. and only on 2, in trouble for helping the girl scouts. harrasment this man says he stopped and why he's now being punished for it. >> i'm being crucified for basically protecting people. >> reporter: these stories and more, coming up new at 6:00. we get to the end of the day dinner'and i am toast. suit. in fact, we've had toast for dinner. but tonight i nailed it. kfc family feast. 9 pieces any recipe, 3 large sides, 6 biscuits, $19.99. do not give up on dinner. ♪ . >>> the fbi is searching for a fugitive last spotted in the bay area, accused of assaulting a woman and a police officer. 28-year-old kevin briggs was seen last week in san francisco, berkeley and oakland, after escaping from montana police earlier this month. now, the fbi is calling briggs a violent fugitive and says he may be headed for mexico. briggs is also a felon and
KICU
Feb 27, 2014 11:00pm PST
frank somerv >> and i'm julie haener. a frightening story tonight of a chance encounter on a bay area freeway that escalates with five or six gunshots fired. the driver of the black tahoe tells us he was heading west. he says he passed a car that was waoáeking in -- weaving in and out of traffic when a passenger in that car started shooting. our christien kafton talks about what happened. >> reporter: the freeway onramp is now back open. but for 45 minutes the height of the evening commute the area ground to a halt as investigators combed the freeway looking for answers. he says it all started when he saw a silver chevy weaving in and out of traffic on i580 at 340 this afternoon. >> they're in the passing lane by stepping on them. and slamming on the brakes. then i said whatever, but i ended up passing him. >> reporter: he says he passed him and he was instantly suspicious. >> he pulled out a handgun i tkpwes. all -- guess. all i did was ducked down. >> reporter: some drivers even got out of the car to wait out the long delay. investigators later apologized for the inconvenience but
FOX
Feb 1, 2014 10:00pm PST
fluctuations. this year's parade is february and our own julie haener is co- hosting the event. >>> and cal tries to shock the top team in the nation, the arizona wilds. sports wrap is next one of the best things is that millions of peopleia will qualify for financial assistance. it's important to remember that the lower your annual income, the greater financial assistance you will receive. enroll today at coveredca.com. . good evening everyone and welcome back to this saturday night edition of sportswrap of the cal bears have been trying all season to establish themselves as one of the upper end programs in college basketball. they made a big step in that direction tonight. beas taking on undefeated and top-ranked arizona, which had to play much of the game without ashley, who injured his foot. solomon with 2 of his 12 pines. later in the second the bears by 2, maybe it 4 which cobbs floats in. cobbs had 19, but his biggest shot was still to come. the wildcats had a 2-point lead and back and forth they went. 58-all. bears have a chance to win it or force overtime. cobb with a
FOX
Feb 2, 2014 10:00pm PST
finally opens. and not a moment too soon. >>> good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. finally it's starteding to feel like winter out there. the bay area witnessed a wet and cold day today. and we finally got much needed rain. it rained more today than the entire month of january. >>> and it looked like tahoe today in some areas. the bay area's higher elevations got a taste of snow. these pictures are from highway 29 north of calastoga in napa county. snow also fell on snow tops in lake counties as well as the top of mount diablo. and we went up to mount diablo today where we found one family having a nice snowball fight. the light dusting was enough to shut down the road to get to the summit but that was not enough to stop some folks from hiking up to the summit. >>> and we have the latest on today's weather. >> chief meteorologist bill martin has what we had today. >> the perfect day to watch the super bowl, rainfall throughout the area. look at the totals especially around half-moon bay. we got up to an inch of rain in pacifica. almost an inch in mill va
FOX
Feb 25, 2014 6:00pm PST
. i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. ktvu sat down exclusively today with the chief engineer of the new bay bridge to discuss the criticisms surrounding the eastern span. today, caltrans admitted some welds may suffer damage in an earthquake, that the alignment of some sections of the bridge are off by as much as 8 millimeters, and that a third of the bolts on the bridge have become wet because of leaks. only on 2 tonight, ktvu's tom vavar speaks to the bridge's chief engineer about what all of this means and what critics are saying about that. tom. >> well, the chief has called -- his name is bryan mahoney. he's been at this a long time. in fact, he's been with the replacement project since the quake damaged the original bridge a quarter century ago. >> caltrans chief bridge engineer says though many bridge critics have impressive credentials, they lack something critical. >> they weren't in the work solutions of the job. they don't understand the problem well enough. they can't possibly evaluate it. sometimes you'll notice people use flexible words so they can get out of th
FOX
Feb 27, 2014 10:00pm PST
frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a frightening story tonight of a chance encounter on a bay area freeway that escalates with five or six gunshots fired. the driver of the black tahoe tells us he was heading west. he says he passed a car that was waoáeking in -- weaving in and out of traffic when a passenger in that car started shooting. our christien kafton talks about what happened. >> reporter: the freeway onramp is now back open. but for 45 minutes the height of the evening commute the area ground to a halt as investigators combed the freeway looking for answers. he says it all started when he saw a silver chevy weaving in and out of traffic on i580 at 340 this afternoon. >> they're in the passing lane by stepping on them. and slamming on the brakes. then i said whatever, but i ended up passing him. >> reporter: he says he passed him and he was instantly suspicious. >> he pulled out a handgun i tkpwes. all -- guess. all i did was ducked down. >> reporter: some drivers even got out of the car to wait out the long delay. investigators later apologized for the inconvenience
KICU
Feb 3, 2014 11:00pm PST
. >> and i'm julie haener. it is a disturbing case involving child molestation charges in a residential neighborhood filled with with families. she tells us about the man now under arrest, and how police were alerted to the situation. christina. >> reporter: police say a counselor came to them on friday, concerned about two girls and a man allegedly molesting them. detectives here immediately wept to work and quickly found enough evidence to make an arrest the same day. >> reporter: clark place is home to many families. police say it was also home to an alleged child predator. he is accused of using his brute force strength of holding two girls in his bedroom while he attacked them. >> he physically held them against their will, and physically battered them at points during this as well. >> reporter: brody has no relation to the girls. a scary thought to parents. >> because they have kids. i want nobody to touch my kids. >> that's not right. a lot of people in this community are really good people, and we try to make this our home and our community. >> reporter: police say brody's home
KICU
Feb 17, 2014 11:00pm PST
friends. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the tragic events happened just before dawn after authorities responded to a crash. the two officers were told the accident was on the northbound side of highway 99 near kingsburg. but it was actually on the southbound side. officer gonzalez was driving. investigators say when he came upon the driver from the earl littler crash he swerved to avoid him and lost control of his squad car. it slammed into a guardrail, struck a pylon and flipped. the two officers 33 and 34 years old were killed instantly. >> we lost two fine officers members of the california highway patrol. they were classmates, trained together, came on at the same time. >> reporter: investigators say both officers were wearing their seat belts. the chp says it is standard procedure for two officers to ride together on the overnight shift. >>> officers gonzalez and lee had many friends here in the area. officer gonzalez got his start with the chp and law got his careers started -- >> reporter: their deaths are sending shock waves through the chp family. >> a lot g
KICU
Feb 7, 2014 11:00pm PST
i'm julie haener. we're on storm watch with heavy rainfalling in parts of the bay area. while we've been seeing heavy showers all over the day. the forecast indicate it is heaviest rain is still to come. taking a look at storm tracker 2. you can see the rain moving through and more rain is expected all day saturday and into sunday. we have a team of reporters out in the elements tonight. they're tracking the impact of the wet weather on our day-to- day lives and on the drought. we start with ktvu's chief meteorologist bill martin and a look at where things stand right now, bill. >> reporter: heavy rain moves through the bay area just in time for the afternoon commute. take a look at the movement, we'll go into the current radar imagine. you can see the showers now widely scattered but they're there. check out the rain accumulations for the last few hours. i've seen over two inches of rain. up there in the mount watershed nearly 3-inches of rain has fallen. here's what's going on. that's system number one and this is system number two and kind of number three. this whole plume of moi
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Feb 10, 2014 10:00pm PST
looking for victims. i'm julie haener, and i'm dan summerville. a massive section of the building fell into the building. ken pritchett. he tells us he thinks authorities know what occurred. >> reporter: just beyond that is the debris from that roof. that silver object is one of those spinning round roof ventilators. they were responding to water running down the street. that was the report. when they arrived, that's when they saw the collapse. that's when they upgraded the alarm and called in reenforcements. firefighters did not know if the building was empty and if there was anyone inside. seven and rescue teams -- search and rescue teams went in the building. nothing was found. firefighters say nothing was found. there could be someone here even if they shouldn't be. the paper company last vacate this building, filled with the large roof that measures about 200 by 300 feet. it's a lot of area that needs to be covered and a lot of work. a large area requiring a second look by search and rescue dogs. the building was deemed safe by a structural engineer, but it was a search that requi
KICU
Jan 31, 2014 11:00pm PST
the bay area being hit hard. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. officials say the emergency is now. the state has reduced their water allocation to 0%. that means no water for 21 agencies that depend on the water project including alameda. >> this is the worse water shortage we've ever faced. and we will have to face it head on. >> they will have to refer on stored well water. further push for conservation and find ways to scrap to meet their needs. >> reporter: the decision will be reevaluated each month and they will only export water if a community is facing an imminent threat to health and safety. >>> the state water agency gets as much as 80% of the water from the state water project and serves roughly 2,000 people in dublin, pleasanton, livermore and part of san ramon. also affected the alameda county water district serving 300,000 people in fremont, newark and union city. it gets 40% of its water from the state. and the santa clara water district also says it's taking a hit. it gets 1% of its water from the state water project and tells us that's eno
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Feb 17, 2014 10:00pm PST
friends. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the tragic events happened just before dawn after authorities responded to a crash. the two officers were told the accident was on the northbound side of highway 99 near kingsburg. but it was actually on the southbound side. officer gonzalez was driving. investigators say when he came upon the driver from the earl littler crash he swerved to avoid him and lost control of his squad car. it slammed into a guardrail, struck a pylon and flipped. the two officers 33 and 34 years old were killed instantly. >> we lost two fine officers members of the california highway patrol. they were classmates, trained together, came on at the same time. >> reporter: investigators say both officers were wearing their seat belts. the chp says it is standard procedure for two officers to ride together on the overnight shift. >>> officers gonzalez and lee had many friends here in the area. officer gonzalez got his start with the chp and law got his careers started -- >> reporter: their deaths are sending shock waves through the chp family. >> a lot g
KICU
Feb 10, 2014 11:00pm PST
looking for victims. i'm julie haener, and i'm dan summerville. a massive section of the building fell into the building. ken pritchett. he tells us he thinks authorities know what occurred. >> reporter: just beyond that is the debris from that roof. that silver object is one of those spinning round roof ventilators. they were responding to water running down the street. that was the report. when they arrived, that's when they saw the collapse. that's when they upgraded the alarm and called in reenforcements. firefighters did not know if the building was empty and if there was anyone inside. seven and rescue teams -- search and rescue teams went in the building. nothing was found. firefighters say nothing was found. there could be someone here even if they shouldn't be. the paper company last vacate this building, filled with the large roof that measures about 200 by 300 feet. it's a lot of area that needs to be covered and a lot of work. a large area requiring a second look by search and rescue dogs. the building was deemed safe by a structural engineer, but it was a search that requi
FOX
Feb 19, 2014 10:00pm PST
the jock pot to a whopping $425 million. evening everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. someone in the bay area bought one of those winning lottery tickets and they should be yelling jackpot. in just the last 90 minutes, we learned a winning ticket was south at a south bay gas station. live at the dixon landing site in chevron. lottery officials tell us that lucky ticket was sold. tell us what you've learned so far. >> we've learned we might be standing in one of the luckiest gas stations in the bay area. the winning ticket sold in this machine right over here. some of the chevron employees here, lottery officials tell me that ticket was sold sometime since saturday. they confirmed it marched all five numbers and the powerball. the winner may not even know. there are still a lot of outstanding questions, but lottery officials confirm it does appear there was only one winning ticket, and it was sold right here. people are starting to drop by the chevron, just to see where the winning lottery ticket was sold. they're already saying that this might be be their new h
KICU
Feb 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. take a look at the map now. it happened near the concord station and at this hour there's still no train service near the pleasant hill station to concord north concord and pittsburg. the one bit of good news the derailed train was headed for the maintenance yard and no passengers were on board. we have team coverage. paul chambers has been talking to commuters on their slow ride home tonight but we begin with jana katsuyama at the concord station she's learned the 10 car train was switching cars when it detrailed. >> reporter: they've allowed us to stay just inside the perimeter here, you can see the yellow tape. i just learned from b.a.r.t. police that investigators will be bringing in an empty train to help. the important thing is no one was hurt when it went off the trackings. it happened during the afternoon commute a b.a.r.t. train went off its tracks. trains reversed course. >> it was total chaotics. people were just chaos. we didn't know where to go or what train to take. >> reporter: the train was in automatic. >> right as we were passing thro
KICU
Feb 25, 2014 11:00pm PST
needed rain. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. rain is on the way it's not going to end the drought but it's much needed rain. and we begin with our chief meteorologist bill martin and the first storm that's due tomorrow. >> yeah there's two of these storms coming in frank. let me show you where they are. the first one is going to get here tomorrow. here's storm number one. here's storm number two. this one gets here tomorrow. you can see the atmosphere moistening up. you can see it right here getting radar returns. not getting reports that it's hitting the ground. all this moisture coming in is going to provide fuel for this storm as it comes in tomorrow. wednesday at 2:00 a.m. late tonight after midnight you see showers start to come in. we push forward into the morning commute. at this point you have showers showing up in the north bay up around santa rosa. light showers as we push into the 10:00 hour the showers thicken up. oakland starting to get wet. san francisco you're wet at noontime as well. the real push of this storm will be wednesday. we'll see
FOX
Feb 26, 2014 10:00pm PST
julie haener. we're on storm watch tonight, and our first stop is the ktvu weather center, and chief meteorologist bill martin. >> we've got rainfall out there right now. live stormtracker 2 is showing rain, and showers throughout the bay area. we've even had a few thunder showers reported. i'm tracking this area right now on near the richmond bridge. this is a nice looking cell moving through richmond, and toward hercules. we can stick a track on it. as they thing moves off, the going to move through the districts of crockett in the next 32 minutes. vallejo in the next 40 minutes or so. not going to see any thunder from this one, but definitely seeing heavy rain in these cells. you're going to see more rain in san francisco. as we work our way toward san bruno, more showers. this was just the first in a series of storms. number 2 is going to be here as well, and is going to play havoc on the commutes as well. we also have showers back in the forecast for tomorrow. so when i come back, i'll have all the complete details, we'll get you covered then. >>> our team coverage continues wit
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Feb 18, 2014 10:00pm PST
of children and concerns it puts them at a disadvantage. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. richmond's housing authority serving about 10,000 residents. that includes 10,000 families in 41,000 units. amber lee is live. >> reporter: the city council meeting wrapped up just a few minutes ago. the executive director put out this report to answer critics who say he's allowed public housing to fall into deplorable conditions. >> as soon as i go out there's cockroaching all the over the place. >> reporter: and bedbugs that residents say bite. in another unit we saw mold next to a child's bed. we expect the executive director why these conditions exist on his watch. he's been on the job for eight years. >> when you go in and still see cockroaches and bugs. >> we will tell you how many times we've worked on those units and they come back. it's not a matter of not trying, we have to do better. >> on a property that ran from the main store to my unit. and it's backed up raw feces, and everything else. >> reporter: richmond's public housing is home to 500 children. th
FOX
Feb 15, 2014 5:00pm PST
parade live right here on ktvu. our coverage begins right after this newscast at 6:00 with hosts julie haener and ben fong torres. you can follow along on twitter, using hashtag cnyparade. >>> dozens of people came out to support a man today as he faces the toughest fight of his life. >> gonna be fine. >> he was cosm for thed by his son and -- he was comforted by his son and daughter at a fund- raiser. he was recently diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer. he's been with the fire department for almost three decades. today's fund-raiser was held at his former firehouse, station 74. that station was closed due to budget cuts. but he's worked tirelessly to try to have it reopened. >> my dad, anyone who knows him, he's the most generous, loving guy. he will give to anyone. it was so nice to see how many people know what kind of person he is and they want to do the same for him. >> his family just learned yesterday the city accepted his workers' compensation claim. that means they will have additional financial help to pay for specialized treatment. >>> the family of a northern california wom
FOX
Feb 7, 2014 10:00pm PST
i'm julie haener. we're on storm watch with heavy rainfalling in parts of the bay area. while we've been seeing heavy showers all over the day. the forecast indicate it is heaviest rain is still to come. taking a look at storm tracker 2. you can see the rain moving through and more rain is expected all day saturday and into sunday. we have a team of reporters out in the elements tonight. they're tracking the impact of the wet weather on our day-to- day lives and on the drought. we start with ktvu's chief meteorologist bill martin and a look at where things stand right now, bill. >> reporter: heavy rain moves through the bay area just in time for the afternoon commute. take a look at the movement, we'll go into the current radar imagine. you can see the showers now widely scattered but they're there. check out the rain accumulations for the last few hours. i've seen over two inches of rain. up there in the mount watershed nearly 3-inches of rain has fallen. here's what's going on. that's system number one and this is system number two and kind of number three. this whole plume of moi
FOX
Jan 31, 2014 10:00pm PST
the bay area being hit hard. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. officials say the emergency is now. the state has reduced their water allocation to 0%. that means no water for 21 agencies that depend on the water project including alameda. >> this is the worse water shortage we've ever faced. and we will have to face it head on. >> they will have to refer on stored well water. further push for conservation and find ways to scrap to meet their needs. >> reporter: the decision will be reevaluated each month and they will only export water if a community is facing an imminent threat to health and safety. >>> the state water agency gets as much as 80% of the water from the state water project and serves roughly 2,000 people in dublin, pleasanton, livermore and part of san ramon. also affected the alameda county water district serving 300,000 people in fremont, newark and union city. it gets 40% of its water from the state. and the santa clara water district also says it's taking a hit. it gets 1% of its water from the state water project and tells us that's eno
FOX
Feb 20, 2014 10:00pm PST
thrown at cars from passing vehicles. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the most recent target was a school bus. and highway patrol is concerned this might get someone killed. how a water bottle is being used as a weapon, cristina rendon has the story. >> reporter: people are using water bottles and throwing them at passing vehicles. california highway patrol says it's happening on highway 12 between sebasta pool and santa rosa. so far there's been four reported cases the latest a school bus that had its side mirror blown out today. no kids were on board. but last week a bus driver was shaken up after a bottle broke the windshield glass. >> our driver had cuts from the glass on her arms. it's a matter of concern. >> reporter: the combined impact is close to this. a soft pitch softball coming at you traveling 85 to 100 miles per hour. >> there's very little you can do if you're just driving down the road and something like that happens. safely try to get your vehicle to a stop. >> reporter: chp is asking people to be on the look out for a mid-2000 pickup truck
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Feb 24, 2014 10:00pm PST
alarm. good evening, i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. it's not polio, but doctors say it's a lot like polio. it's an apparent virus, striking children. leaving them with paralyzed limbs. leave at packard hospital at stanford tonight, where we met one of those children. >> reporter: frank, neurologists want to get the word out about this rare illness. not to frighten families, but to make them and doctors aware it's out there. >> sophia is still a healthy young girl who's thriving. >> reporter: sophia jarvis, like any 4-year-old goes to preschool, and dance lessons. but one of her arms hangs limp. this berkely family describes an ordeal that started two years ago. sophia was having trouble breathing. >> over the course of three days, she wasn't using her left arm. >> an apparent virus, extremely rare had attacked her spinal cord. >> about the size of your pinky, i guess. it's pretty delicate piece of machinery. so, when things happen, i think it happens pretty fast. >> reporter: sophia is the youngest of five bay area children stricken. the oldest, 17. one of them has lost t
KICU
Feb 18, 2014 11:00pm PST
them at a disadvantage. good evenini'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. richmond's housing authority serving about 10,000 residents. that includes 10,000 families in 41,000 units. amber lee is live. >> reporter: the city council meeting wrapped up just a few minutes ago. the executive director put out this report to answer critics who say he's allowed public housing to fall into deplorable conditions. >> as soon as i go out there's cockroaching all the over the place. >> reporter: and bedbugs that residents say bite. in another unit we saw mold next to a child's bed. we expect the executive director why these conditions exist on his watch. he's been on the job for eight years. >> when you go in and still see cockroaches and bugs. >> we will tell you how many times we've worked on those units and they come back. it's not a matter of not trying, we have to do better. >> on a property that ran from the main store to my unit. and it's backed up raw feces, and everything else. >> reporter: richmond's public housing is home to 500 children. the superintendent says that the living
KICU
Feb 20, 2014 11:00pm PST
thrown at cars from passing vehicles. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerv the most recent target was a school bus. and highway patrol is concerned this might get someone killed. how a water bottle is being used as a weapon, cristina rendon has the story. >> reporter: people are using water bottles and throwing them at passing vehicles. california highway patrol says it's happening on highway 12 between sebasta pool and santa rosa. so far there's been four reported cases the latest a school bus that had its side mirror blown out today. no kids were on board. but last week a bus driver was shaken up after a bottle broke the windshield glass. >> our driver had cuts from the glass on her arms. it's a matter of concern. >> reporter: the combined impact is close to this. a soft pitch softball coming at you traveling 85 to 100 miles per hour. >> there's very little you can do if you're just driving down the road and something like that happens. safely try to get your vehicle to a stop. >> reporter: chp is asking people to be on the look out for a mid-2000 pickup truck. the
KICU
Feb 24, 2014 11:00pm PST
alarm. good evening, i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. it's not polio, but doctors say it's a lot like polio. it's an apparent virus, striking children. leaving them with paralyzed limbs. leave at packard hospital at stanford tonight, where we met one of those children. >> reporter: frank, neurologists want to get the word out about this rare illness. not to frighten families, but to make them and doctors aware it's out there. >> sophia is still a healthy young girl who's thriving. >> reporter: sophia jarvis, like any 4-year-old goes to preschool, and dance lessons. but one of her arms hangs limp. this berkely family describes an ordeal that started two years ago. sophia was having trouble breathing. >> over the course of three days, she wasn't using her left arm. >> an apparent virus, extremely rare had attacked her spinal cord. >> about the size of your pinky, i guess. it's pretty delicate piece of machinery. so, when things happen, i think it happens pretty fast. >> reporter: sophia is the youngest of five bay area children stricken. the oldest, 17. one of them has lost t
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